COVID-19 and its Economic Impact
The speaker was Dr. Matthew Murray
Director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Murray talked about the formation and the mission of the Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19) team, which is a network of researchers in public health, economics, public policy, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and other disciplines who seek to:
Provide timely and evidence-based information for policymakers, industry, and the public on pressing questions regarding the global pandemic.
Dr. Murray holds a joint appointment with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy , the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and the Department of Economics at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of the Baker Center.
Dr. Murray has worked closely with state and local governments on a wide range of public policy issues including economic development incentives and economic/fiscal impact analysis. His research focuses on public finance and public policy, state and local tax policy, education finance, tax compliance, and regional economic development.